Anai Kadu Estate
AUGUST 22, 2023
Named after their daughter, Anaika, and their love for the Great Indian Elephant, Anai Kadu Estate is run by couple Nisha Thomas and Kurain George. They moved from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru to the quaint 50-acre plantation that borders the Devamachi Reserve Forest of Coorg, Karnataka. The larger family property named Pottamkulam Estate/Maldare Estate was bought by Kurian’s grandfather, the late K. J. Kurian in 1959. It has been in the family for 3 generations now. The estate grows Robusta along with Selection 795 and Catimor varieties of Arabica.
All animals endemic to the Western Ghats such as the malabar squirrel, spotted deer, mouse deer, sambar deer, wild boar, and numerous birds and insects are found aplenty in and around the farm. Even elephants, tigers, panthers and bison are a common sight! The farm provides free housing and basic facilities like water and electricity for the workers. Workers living on the premises also have medical coverage. They also have a small government hospital and an Anganwadi for the children adjacent to the property.
This year marks their plunge into the world of specialty coffee processing. Click here to get our latest coffee from Anai Kadu Estate.